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    21 TV Storylines That Were So Unnecessary In These Revivals, Reboots, And Spinoffs, They Kind Of Ruined The Original Series

    Yes, we will discuss the whole Miranda, Che, and Steve mess on And Just Like That...

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV reboot and revival plotlines were so bad, they should never have happened. Here are some of the best responses:

    🚨There are some pretty big spoilers ahead! 🚨

    1. First, when The X-Files returned and in Season 11, the show implied that Mulder and Scully started sleeping together.

    Scully and Mulder cuddling in bed together and Mulder saying they have some time to kill before they have to checkout of their motel

    2. When Veronica Mars thought it was a good idea to kill Logan in the final minutes of Season 4.

    Logan smiling at Veronica, then Veronica remembering something and an explosion going off

    3. And then, when Veronica Mars tried to make the argument that Logan had to die in order to make Veronica more "gritty" and take away her happiness.

    Veronica saying that the entire town of Neptune has changed at that spring break is dead

    4. When The Golden Palace thought it would be a good idea to have Miles cheat on Rose.

    Rose laughing and saying it was foolish to think Miles would cheat on her, then Miles saying they need to talk

    5. When the new Gossip Girl took all the fun out of guessing who Gossip Girl is by revealing their identity in the first episode.

    Kate explaining how the teachers need to hold the more salacious information until they take back their power as Gossip Girl

    6. And when the new Gossip Girl decided to make Gossip Girl the teachers, which is just very creepy.

    Jordan taking pictures of Zoya and Obie changing in Obie's apartment

    7. When Dexter returned with Dexter: New Blood, and the season ended with Dexter's son, Harrison, killing him.

    Dexter encouraging Harrison to shoot him and saying this is the first time he's felt love

    8. When And Just Like That... had Samantha move away in order to address Kim Cattrall's absence from the revival series.

    Carrie explaining that she dropped Samantha as a publicist and then Samantha stopped talking to her

    9. And when And Just Like That... basically tried to address every criticism about Sex and the City not being diverse enough and lazily created not-great characters.

    Che explaining who they are on the podcast

    10. Also, when And Just Like That... had Miranda cheat on Steve with Che just so she could explore her sexuality, but it hurt Steve's character in the process.

    Miranda telling Steve she wants a divorce and Steve being shocked

    11. When the iCarly revival happened without Sam, and the show should've just never happened without Jennette McCurdy.

    Carly saying that she misses Sam and that she's off following a biker gang

    12. When the new Charmed kind of got rid of some of the amazing magic moments that made the original so special.

    The Charmed Ones throwing baking soda at a boy and a demon leaving his body

    13. When Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life had Rory cheating on her boyfriend Paul with Logan, who had a fiancé, and basically every other decision Rory made during these episodes.

    Rory saying she needs to remember to break up with Paul after she kisses Logan and gets a notification about dinner with Paul

    14. And when Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life had Paris and Doyle get divorced.

    Paris explaining that she and Doyle got a divorce after he changed and became a screenwriter

    15. When Netflix's live-action Fate: The Winx Saga unnecessarily changed a lot of the beloved characters, but especially Stella.

    Terra asking what Stella did with Bloom after she caught her talking to Sky

    16. When the 90210 spinoff tried to incorporate beloved characters like David, Kelly, and Dylan but completely abandoned their original personalities and made them inconsistent with the original.

    Donna telling Silver she came to see her as soon as possible and Kelly saying that Sammy is visiting Dylan

    17. When Will & Grace simply tried to undo their original last episode by saying it was all a dream.

    Karen saying she dreamed that Will and Grace were married and they each had kids and Will saying that never happened

    18. When the JAG characters made an appearance on NCIS: LA, and we found out Harm and Mac never even got married and barely spoke to each other now.

    Mac explaining that she and Harm have not seen each other in nine years

    19. When Degrassi: Next Class undid a lot of character development from Degrassi: The Next Generation, especially for Miles and his relationships.

    20. When Fuller House made all of the characters we grew up loving very cringey and low-key unlikable.

    Kimmy howling in a bar and DJ telling her they only do that in private

    21. And finally, everything — literally everything — about the Arrested Development revival on Netflix.

    Buster telling a story about his mom and a ship

    We can't fit everything into one post, so tell us which other TV revival and/or reboot storylines you wish never happened in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.